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Memphis

Full-length
Broadway Musical
2F, 6M, Ensemble
Community, University & Pro Theatres

Overview

From the underground dance clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.

Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves– filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical and two 2015 Olivier Awards, MEMPHIS features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.

Casting & Production

Casting

2 female and 6 male featured roles.

Opportunities for featured casting in the ensemble.

Huey Calhoun

Felicia Farrell

Delray Jones

Gator

Bobby

Mama (Gladys Calhoun)

Mr. Simmons

White DJ/Mr. Collins/White Father/Gordon Grant/Ensemble

Black DJ/Be Black Trio/Ensemble

Wailin’ Joe/Reverend Hobson/Ensemble

Someday Backup Singer/Ensemble

Someday Backup Singer/Ensemble

Someday Backup Singer/Double Dutch Girl/Ensemble Ethel/Ensemble

Be Black Trio/Ensemble

Be Black Trio/Ensemble

Clara/White Mother/Ensemble

Buck Wiley/Martin Holton/Ensemble

Teenager/Ensemble Double Dutch Girl/Ensemble

Perry Como/Frank Dryer/Ensemble

Additional Ensemble (6+)

Orchestral Information

9 Musicians

Piano/Conductor (Keyboard 1)

Keyboard 2

Reed 1 (Flute, Alto Sax)

Reed 2 (Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax)

Trumpet

Trombone

Guitar (One Player – Electric & Acoustic)

Bass (Electric)

Drums (Drum Set)

Credits

MEMPHIS

Book and Lyrics by JOE DIPIETRO Book and Lyrics by DAVID BRYAN

Based on a Concept by GEORGE W. GEORGE

Originally produced on Broadway by Junkyard Dog Productions, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, and Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, Latitude Link, Jim and Susan Blair, Demos Bizar Entertainment, Land Line Productions, Apples and Oranges Productions, Dave Copley, Dancap Productions, Inc., Alex and Katya Lukianov, Tony Ponturo, 2 Guys Productions, Richard Winkler, in association with Lauren Doll, Eric and Marsi Gardiner, Linda and Bill Potter, Broadway Across America, Jocko Productions, Patty Baker, and Dan Frishwasser, Bob Bartner/Scott and Kayla Union, Loraine Boyle/Chase Mishkin, Remmel T. Dickinson/Memphis Orpheum Group, Shadowcatcher Entertainment/Vijay and Sita Vashee.

In addition, in the title page of all programs in connection with the Play, the following credits shall be included:

Orchestrations by Daryl Waters and David Bryan

Upcoming Productions

Jun 0723, 2024
East Brunswick Community Players
East Brunswick, NJ
Jun 0723, 2024
East Brunswick Community Players
East Brunswick, NJ
Jun 3030, 2024
Mad Cow Theatre Company
Winter Garden, FL

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